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Bremen Public Library adds new services

Bremen, Ind. - 

A local library is going high-tech!

It’s using technology to upgrade its services – and provide more convenience to residents.

Bremen public library has added four new services.

The library now accepts debit and credit cards. Now payments can be made for fines, faxes, copies and more with a card rather than cash.

You’re now able request books online if the library doesn’t have the title you’re looking for.

Just fill out an online form and Bremen Public Library will try to get the book from another library and notify you when it is ready for pick up.

New mobile printing is now available for your phone, laptop, or other mobile device.

But that’s not the only new service for your phone.

The library now has a free messaging service called Shoutbomb that uses texts to keep you updated on holds, items due soon, overdue items and more.

These texts can be configured for you specifically,  including different language options.

The company Shoutbomb is used nationally and is dedicated to increasing literacy, especially in children.

Shoutbomb uses a program called Text4Literacy to send reminders to busy parents to make sure their children are reading.

The company says it hopes to close the gap on what some teachers call the summer slide, when reading progress is lost over the summer due to lack of reading.

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